iPhone 4G Facebook Email Is A Scam

has it’s own set of problems with privacy and scams alike, however, if you have been receiving emails about winning a from Facebook, it is a scam.

iPhone 4G Facebook Scam Email

If you receive an email which says "Hello, you won a from Facebook", stay away from it. It is a scam and will not get you anywhere close to that device. The big problem with this scam is that it uses a familiar look and feel and is really very enticing to click on.

However, clicking on it will ensure that you are scammed. Malwarebytes blocks the website on my PC, so you should ensure to use a similar security software for your own PC. If you don’t have any, take a look at some of the Free Antivirus available or visit our section to learn how to protect your PC.

Natter: Cross-Linking Facebook And Twitter

Natter IconNatter is a free web based application that links your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Setup your account in 3 easy steps and control both the account from Twitter itself.

1. Go to the Natter home page and get started by joining the service.

2. Connect your Twitter and Facebook accounts with the service.

Connect Accounts

3. Once done, you are good to go. You can change the settings by scrolling down to the bottom of your account settings page.

Natter Settings

What Happens When You Use Natter?

Linked Accounts

1. Whenever you update anything on Twitter it will be automatically posted to your Facebook account. On the other hand, if someone comments on the Facebook update, the app auto-posts a @ reply to Twitter with your name and the message.
NOTE: You can also control the tweets to be posted by using a custom hashtag (#) in your Tweet. You can add the custom tag in Natter settings.

2. It automatically converts your Twitter name to the real world counterpart.

3. Natter scans your tweets for links and if found, updates your Facebook account with a new post.

Techie Buzz Verdict:

Unlike other apps of its kind, Natter offers two-way linking of your accounts. So if you are a social media addict, it definitely eases the task of updating and replying. Although the cross updating is not real-time, it helps to monitor Facebook & Twitter updates from Twitter only. Go ahead and give it a try. If you are left unimpressed get rid of it.

Techie-Buzz Rating: 3.5/5 (Very Good)

Facebook Beefs Up Security: Adds Remote Logout and One-time Password

Facebook has almost made a habit of getting into controversies surrounding its privacy and security policies. The stinging criticism from a wide section of the press, following the launch of Open Graph at f8, has clearly had an effect on Facebook. The beleaguered social networking giant has been busy cleaning up its act over the past few months.

Now, Facebook has added a couple of more features to enhance security. The first of them is Remote Logout, which Facebook has been testing for some time. As suggested by its name, this feature allows you to remotely log out of Facebook in other systems that you might have used in the past. It can be a lifesaver in case you forget to log out while surfing on a public terminal, and has long been a feature of Gmail. You can access this from Account –>Account Settings–>Settings–>Account Security.


The other new feature is One-time Password. If you have registered your mobile phone with Facebook, you can text otpto 32665 (FBOOK) to receive a temporary password that can be used to log into Facebook. This password can only be used once and stays valid for twenty minutes. This feature is once again intended for use on unsecured public terminals, which might house keyloggers and malwares.

Both of these features are welcome additions. Unfortunately, like many other Facebook initiatives, their availability isn’t immediately noticeable to users. For example, in Facebook, the remote logout option is buried deep within the settings panel, whereas Gmail presents it in the footer of every page.

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More Privacy Problems For Facebook Crop Up

Two things that go hand in hand in the social media is and Privacy. The social networking giant has had a lot of privacy problems, and they continue to have the same problems almost everyday.

Facebook Privacy Dogs

A new report by WSJ says that several Facebook applications transmit personal IDs outside Facebook, thus giving access to your name and in some cases your friends names to advertising and internet tracking companies.

However, Facebook has undermined the usefulness of the Facebook UIDs in a new blog post:

Press reports have exaggerated the implications of sharing a UID. Knowledge of a UID does not enable anyone to access private user information without explicit user consent. Nevertheless, we are committed to ensuring that even the inadvertent passing of UIDs is prevented and all applications are in compliance with our policy.

However, another report on a WSJ blog says that a lawsuit has been filed in a California court for breaching a contract with users when it sent data to advertisers which could be used to identify users without their knowledge.

Earlier this month, the Facebook app for also had a privacy problem where your friends contact numbers were leaked due to a bug in the software. So, how safe is your Facebook data? Well, Facebook data is only as safe as your privacy settings are and those are a bit complicated for a layman to take advantage of. However, there are tools like Reclaim Privacy which allows you to assess your privacy settings and make changes if required.

Skype 5.0 Launches With Facebook Integration and Group Video Calling

Skype has launched a new version, Skype 5.0, which has direction integration with and a Group Video calling feature. Skype users will now be able to view their Facebook News Feed in Skype along with the ability to use their Facebook phonebook to make calls to people.

Skype 5.0 With Facebook and Group Video Calling

Skype will now allow users to view their Facebook news feed, post updates to Facebook, comment and like friends updates, call and SMS Facebook friends and make a free Skype call if your Facebook friend is also using Skype.

In addition to that, Facebook has also launched a new Group Video Calling feature; which is currently in open beta, and will allow users to call several family and friends at once. This is something similar to a group voice chat, except it will also include videos now.

You can download Skype 5.0 for your PC from here, or read more about the latest version at the official Skype blog. Also watch a video of Skype for Windows in action in the embedded video above.

Are You Famous On Facebook? Klout Can Tell You

Klout is a service which tells you what your social worthiness on is. They have now extended their Klout to well . The new Klout for Facebook feature will tell you about your influence on the most popular social networking site in the world.

Facebook Infleunce through Klout

Klout announced today that they will now be able to display users their Facebook influence based on how your conversations and content generate interests among your friends.

Over the past few months we’ve been working hard analyzing Facebook accounts to understand the nature of influence on the world’s largest social network. As on Twitter, our underlying premise for influence is not the number of friends or followers you have, but your ability to drive action.

So is your social media influence on Facebook good enough? Go ahead to Klout.com and connect it to your Facebook data to learn and understand more about it.

Please note that it will take around 72 hours for a report to be generated about your Facebook Klout.

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Facebook and Bing Announce Social Integration

and Microsoft’s Bing have announced a deeper integration with each other where users will now be able to see what your Facebook friends are liking in Bing’s search results.

Facebook and Bing Integration

With the new integration, users will now be able to find recommendations based on their Facebook friends likes. For example, if you are searching for a movie or a place to eat, you will see recommendations based on what your friends in Facebook have liked.

Facebook and Bing Integration Movie Search

As you can see from the screenshots above, Bing now also adds an additional snippet based on what your friends have suggested. This is something which will make things easier, but could also cause a privacy nightmare for people, based on how Facebook decides to share this data with Bing. I would definitely want this data to be opt-in and not opt-out.


In addition to that, Bing will also display new people search from Facebook whenever you are search for a person. This feature is somewhat similar to what Google displays in Search results, however, most of the results will now come from Facebook data.

Privacy? Well if you are paranoid, Bing does mention that only data which was made public will show up in search results. So make sure to visit your profile and set it up such that you are very comfortable in sharing what you only want to.

#newtwitter Rolled Out To All 160 Million Users

has finally rolled out the #newtwitter interface to all its users. In a blog post title #100%, Twitter has said that they have now rolled out the interface to all of their 160 million users.

The new Twitter is a lot like their client and provides a richer experience for users with inline photos and videos from sites like , , UStream and Yfrog, sadly there is no integration for images from TwitPic yet.

Twitter is also asking users to check out the whacky Twitter video created by Will.I.Am about the #newtwitter. You can watch this one below (note: video is mildly NSFW, so turn your speakers low or use a headphone)

TweetDeck 1.0 For Android Now In Market

has announced the final version of the popular and Social Media client, TweetDeck 1.0 for . Users can download TweetDeck 1.0 from Android Market.

TweetDeck for Android

Over the past two months, TweetDeck, the popular desktop and client have released several beta versions. Today they have finally perfected the version and released TweetDeck 1.0 for Android. Users can download TweetDeck 1.0 by searching for it in the Android Market.

Also Read: Best Tips, Tricks and Use Cases for Using TweetDeck

How Would Social Network Movie Be If Mark Zuckerberg Directed It?

If you haven’t heard about the Social Network Movie, you ought to go and watch it once. It is a movie roughly based on the life of founder Mark Zuckerberg and how he built an empire of 500 million users.

However, the director of the movie has not fully created the movie out of facts. So how would the Social Network movie pan out if it were based on facts? No better director than Mark Zuckerberg right? Well if you said yes, here is a funny take on what the Social Network movie would actually pan out if Mark Zuckerberg himself directed it courtesy Business Insider.

So what do you think? Was this better than the original Social Network movie?